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stereo

[ster-ee-oh, steer-] /ˈstɛr iˌoʊ, ˈstɪər-/
noun, plural stereos.
1.
stereoscopic photography.
2.
a stereoscopic photograph.
3.
stereophonic sound reproduction.
4.
a system or the equipment for reproducing stereophonic sound.
5.
Printing. stereotype (defs 1, 2).
adjective
6.
pertaining to stereophonic sound, stereoscopic photography, etc.
verb (used with object)
7.
Printing. stereotype (def 5).
Origin of stereo
1815-1825
1815-25; by shortening
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stereo

/ˈstɛrɪəʊ; ˈstɪər-/
adjective
1.
noun (pl) stereos
2.
stereophonic sound: to broadcast in stereo
3.
a stereophonic record player, tape recorder, etc
4.
(photog)
  1. stereoscopic photography
  2. a stereoscopic photograph
5.
(printing) short for stereotype
Word Origin
C20: shortened form
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Word Origin and History for stereos

stereo

1823 as a shortening of stereotype; 1876 as a shortening of stereoscope; 1954 (adj.) as a shortening of stereophonic; the noun meaning "stereophonic record or tape player" is recorded from 1964.

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Related Abbreviations for stereos

stereo

stereophonic
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